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Head of Department: English, Linguistics and Philosophy, Nottingham Trent University

Neil Turnbull is a philosopher – by love and not simply by profession. His philosophical passions cover the full range of the philosophy curriculum, from ancient Stoicism and Cynicism to the work of 20th century philosophers like Wittgenstein and Heidegger. He also has prior training and a significant interest in the philosophy of AI. Neil subscribes to the idea that philosophy is much more a theory or a doctrine but is a way of life.

Research areas:
Philosophy and Culture - examining the impact of globalisation on philosophy
Philosophy and Religion - examining the interface between philosophy, theology and secularisation
Philosophy and Science - examining the epistemological and metaphysical bases of modern science and how these impact upon our wider understanding of the nature of modernity
Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist in all of the areas identified above and further information may be obtained from the NTU Doctoral School.

External activity
Advisory board member, New Formations (critical cultural theory journal)
Editorial board member, Imago (interdisciplinary journal of the social imaginary)
Editor board member 'Radical Orthodoxy: Theology, Philosophy, Politics'


  • –present
    Professor of Philosophy, Nottingham Trent University